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Tiny Township mayoral candidate responds to allegations of misconduct, remains in mayoral race

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Oct 15th, 2022
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Tiny Township mayoral candidate Tony Mintoff (right) is accused of sharing privileged and confidential information while on council. He has adamantly denied any wrongdoing. – Tony Mintoff photo

From Simcoe.com, October 11, 2022
By Andrew Mendler

Tiny Township mayoral candidate Tony Mintoff is staying in the mayoral race, despite accusations he released privileged and confidential information during his three-year stint on council.

Internal emails acquired through a freedom of information request and released Sept. 29 appear to show Mintoff shared confidential information with Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Association (FoTTSA) directors Paul Cowley and Judith Grant.

Mintoff, in a statement released Oct. 7, addressed the allegations, denying any misconduct and clarifying his relationship with FoTTSA representatives.

“While I have no access to the range of my communications which have been alleged to be improper, I respond to the allegations. I deny that I have conducted myself in any breach of trust, with respect to any confidential information or with any bad faith,” Mintoff stated. “I look forward to any independent inquiry into my conduct so that I may have my conduct vindicated and reputation restored.”

Mintoff says he was appointed by Mayor George Cornell to be the liaison between the township and FoTTSA. This role led to him being involved with regulatory and court matters.

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